As the holiday season approaches, we often try to find ways to give back. It usually starts as a great idea and a well meaning sentiment but I personally often fall flat. I get caught up in our already busy schedule or I struggle to find opportunities for my children to participate in giving back.
That is why I got so excited when I learned from a friend turned client of a fantastic program in Dallas called Mommy & Me Music at Juliette Flower for ages 2-4 with an adult. Juliette Flower is a retirement community in Dallas that has created a program to bring joy to all ages.
Young children meet to sing and dance and play with the elder residents of Juliette Fowler, what could bring more joy in your heart than THAT!!! And most events are free. So even if you live outside of Dallas proper, consider making the drive (maybe even having a car nap on the way home) and getting to know the residents of Juliette Fowler.
Join their Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MommyAndMeAtFowler/
Mommy & Me Music class meets every Thursday at 10 am.
Art 4 the Ages meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10 am. Registration is required and the link to do that will be posted on this Facebook page.
This is a great opportunity to give back, to share new experiences with your little ones, and to learn from those who have so much left to give but are often not given the opportunity.
As mothers, we sometimes need that opportunity to give and share in a different way. We need something to get us out of the house and change our focus. It is easy to feel lost and overwhelmed and isolated. I know that retirement communities scare me. I feel like I don’t know how to interact or what to say. So I have always looked for the opportunity to take my children to those communities so that they can feel comfortable there.
Juliette Fowler Communities is located at 1234 Abrams Road in Dallas, Texas 75214. If you no not live locally but would like to support programs like this, please consider making a donation so that programs like this can continue. I would like to make a donation.